Re: Over 70 countries nominate for Tennis Event
Late entries approved for Tennis Event
The ITF Olympic Committee has approved late ‘By Country’ entries from Chile, Luxembourg and Venezuela for the Tennis Event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
A total of 80 nations have now entered the event ‘By Country’ with the endorsement of their National Olympic Committees. Of those 80 nations 69 indicated they would nominate players for the Men's events and 58 indicated they would enter the Women's events.
These nations are not guaranteed places in the Tennis Event in Athens, but by entering ‘By Country’ they have the right to either enter players eligible for direct entry by ranking, or apply for ITF Places (Wild Cards).
A total of 52 countries were represented at the 2000 Olympic Games Tennis Event in Sydney.
Direct entry places in the Tennis Event will be allocated based on the international computer rankings of 14 June. At this point nations that have entered ‘By Country’ will be sent player nomination forms and application forms for ITF Places. Nations must then submit these forms to the ITF by than 28 June 2004, when the ITF will select the ITF Places.
The list of the nations that have entered the Tennis Event at the 2004 Olympic Games ‘By Country’ is as follows:
Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan
Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Benin*, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria
Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala
Hong Kong China, Hungary
India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy
Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait
Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco
The Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway
Poland, Puerto Rico
Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey
Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan
* Benin entry by virtue of Tripartite Commission Invitation
The Tennis Event at the 2004 Olympic Games will be held in Athens, Greece, on 15-22 August 2004.
Last edited by nitsansh; 05-01-2004 at 03:51 PM.